UP's Denver North Yard to Salt Lake City Roper Yard descends through Gilluly on its way down the former Rio Grande Soldier Summit.
An eastbound auto rack train starts the climb through scenic Echo Canyon. A very wet spring has yielded a Utah resplendent in green, a nice contrast to the red rock in this region.
UP's Potash Local slowly works it way toward the mine at the end of the line as awe-inspiring red cliffs and blue skies encourage pixels to be exposed by the millions.
An eastbound mixed freight curves around the rocks east of Rock Springs as it accelerates on to the relatively flat plains of west central Wyoming.
After a day of chasing the Potash Local down the Cane Creek Sub, we were rewarded with an empty oil train heading back to the loadout near Wellington, UT, seen here passing through Thompson Spring... (more)
A pair of UP GP40-2s lead the Potash Local into the mine at the end of the branch, breaking free of the narrow canyon as amazing red cliffs climb for the sky in the background.
UP coal loads from Colorado head west on the former Rio Grande toward Helper and beyond as the head end crosses the old right of way for highway US 6. Rain and ominous clouds await the train ahea... (more)
UP's Potash Local heads for home as it bends around the Colorado River on its way for Brendel and then on to Grand Junction, CO.
UP's Potash Local heads west toward Brendel passing the unqie Book Cliffs where it will switch out tank cars before heading south on the scenic Cane Creek Sub. The local made good time coming fro... (more)
UP's Potash Local heads south to the mine on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend behind a pair of clean GP40-2s and 12 cars. The eight empty covered hoppers will be dropped at the mine and the loc... (more)
Wissor's Saturday local down to Darien shoves back to the cold storage behind a pair of former MP SD40-2s.
W&LE train 215 arrives into the yard limits at Brewster, OH behind a former GCFX leaser behind a diverse train of empty sand cars, LPG loads, coke loads, and some misc. mixed freight.
W&LE train 237 doubles its train of mostly LPG loads together at SHORBS on the west end of Brewster Yard behind a trio of policy appropriate black and orange EMDs.
W&LE train 215 heads west toward Brewster with sand empties and LPG loads as the local livestock finds the camera toting railfan more interesting instead of a pair of SD40-2s.
The Santa Fe lives on in Ardmore where plenty of blue and yellow paint shuffles cars for the road job down to Alliance.